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LGNZ team treats sick kids

Special thanks to Tilly and the team from Local Government New Zealand who brought in a box of toys and beautiful cake for tamariki and staff in hospital over Christmas. We are very grateful for your support again this year.

Thoughtful kids rock!

A huge thanks to Gaylene and the rest of the team at We Rock Kids Club from Kilbirnie Presbyterian Church who popped in to Te Wao Nui bearing gifts for children in hospital this Christmas!

Sweet Scentsy gifts for sick kids

For the last 7 years, Lucy Cameron – Independent Scentsy Consultant has gifted sweet sponsored Scentsy Buddies to children spending time in hospital. These special toys, with a fragranced scent pack, are a great distraction to young patients often undergoing scary and unpleasant procedures. Our grateful thanks to Lucy and all the families and businesses… Read more »

Toys for Tots

It was lovely to welcome US Ambassador Tom Udall and Marines, Cpl. Garrett Stone and Cpl. Philipp Hartmann to Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital this afternoon, as part of their international Toys for Tots programme.   We are very fortunate to be annual recipients of such kindness and it’s a pleasure to meet with the… Read more »

Sharing Christmas joy

Our grateful thanks to St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington for sharing the Christmas joy with Te Wao Nui Child Health Service.  Their Merry Vinnies Toy Shop, which provides toys and gifts for families, was full to bursting with generous community donations and they have kindly shared some of these lovely gifts with us.

Caring kids kindly support sick kids

Check out these happy faces and caring kids!  The Shine Montessori whanau have very kindly donated a selection of new books and colouring sets to kids spending time in Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital this Christmas.   Megan Jenkins, the teacher behind initiative, shared that it was a brilliant way to teach their tamariki about the… Read more »

Support for patients requiring palliative care

Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation was very pleased to be able to fund 5 TENS machines, 30 large TENS electrode pads and 7 portable radios for Wellington Regional Hospital’s Palliative Care Service. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) machines are sometimes used in palliative care to help manage pain and improve the overall well-being… Read more »

Celebrating our Volunteers

Wellington Hospitals Foundation trustees and staff were delighted to host Christmas lunches for the dedicated individuals who generously volunteer their time to Wellington, Hutt, and Kenepuru hospitals.  This was a lovely opportunity to reflect on and acknowledge the invaluable contribution of our almost 450 hospital volunteers. Our volunteers make an enormous difference to our hospitals. … Read more »

Book worms welcome Christmas gifts to Te Wao Nui

Our grateful thanks to all the Kiwi Christmas Books booksellers and sponsors!  We have been generously gifted 200 beautiful books for tamariki and rangatahi spending time in hospital this Christmas.  We are so appreciative of this annual donation.